Fukumi Shimura

November 28, 2014

Ms. Fukumi Shimura is a a living national treasure. “TOBICHI” in Aoyama exhibited the Kimono and some pieces of cloth left over of Ms. Fukumi Shimura. There were a small a hand-loom and could try to weave silk cloth. I was trying to weave too, it’s very difficult and takes quite a lot of time, […]

NinjaGeisha- Our New Brand

November 7, 2014

We’re going to launch a new brand “NinjaGeisha (忍者芸者)” They are made of traditional vintage Kimonos. Item: Robes Shawls Clutch bags and so on… Our online store is coming soon. Please look forward for it!!

Kimono for Summer

August 29, 2014

I am wearing a Kimono only for Summer season. This Kimono is called “Usumono” in Japanese. As I wrote earlier, Kimonos are divided into three classes to go with the season. The three classes are “Hitoe“, “Awase“,and “Usumono“. “Hitoe” is worn only in June and September. “Usumono” is worn only in July and August, so […]

Traditional Japanese painting artist – ALLAN WEST-

August 9, 2014

My friend Allan West is a traditional Japanese painting artist. He came to Japan from Washington D.C in 1982. Today I went to his studio to see an event “Japanese painting and Kabuki”. Of course I weard kimono:-) A Kabuki actor Mr. “Tyounosuke Nakamura” danced a program named ‘Fuji-musume’ in front of Allan’s painting. After […]

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I made a kimono for Barbie

July 11, 2014

I made a Kimono for my Barbie. This Kimono was made from my grandmother’s casual Kimono. The Kimono was made 60 years ago in our hometown in Fukushima. I cut out it, and remade it into barbie’s new Kimono. This Kimono is called  “Hitoe”  in Japanese. Kimonos are divided into three classes to go with the […]